07:45 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 09/23/2013 03:35PM
Karina Smirnoff is a former Dancing with the Stars champion, winning the coveted mirror-ball trophy in season 13 with J.R. Martinez. The longtime competitor will blog for PEOPLE about competing with former High School Musical star Corbin Bleu in season 17.
I feel great right now. I think we're in a great place. I thought our contemporary routine was pretty cool and I thought we nailed what Corbin [Bleu] and I wanted to do. It showed potential and it showed that there's room to grow. We wanted to take some risks with lifts and I think overall, it paid off. We were in the second position with Val [Chmerkovskiy] and Elizabeth [Berkley]. I think that's a great place to start.
I think, though, if we were able to do this dance later on in the season, we would have been able to a better job with it, because we would have been more used to each other and each other's timing and body weight. It's hard to gauge scoring. I wonder if they're judging us against other couples or against contemporary dances done in previous seasons? You can't control what the judges do, but you can control what you put out there.
Originally posted 07/03/2011 11:45AM
What did Zac Efron get longtime pal Ashley Tisdale for her 26th birthday?
A beachside piggyback ride!
The shirtless hunk, 23, was spotted giving his High School Musical costar a friendly lift as they marked the VnC Cocktails and Heineken Light-sponsored milestone Saturday in Malibu, Calif.
"So happy zacary made it to my party!" Tisdale, who sported a striped Mara Hoffman bikini, Tweeted. "He's my brother/best friend!"
Originally posted 06/15/2010 10:30AM
Originally posted 07/03/2008 05:15PM
High School Musical 3: Senior Year, the long-awaited big-screen version of the hit Disney Channel show, isn't due in theaters until Oct. 24, but we've got a first photo from the set to get you through the summer.
Here, Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens) and Troy (Zac Efron) celebrate the best night of their lives – prom! – as only East High's Wildcats can: with a magical musical-dance number. "Vanessa's definitely the stronger dancer," Efron, 20, tells PEOPLE. "If I forget the next move, she'll lead me. We have to help each other, that's what we do."
Originally posted 01/14/2008 08:10PM
All six of the High School Musical stars have officially signed on for High School Musical 3: Senior Year, Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Productions announced Monday.
Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman and Lucas Grabeel will star in the third and final installment, a feature film. The first two movies aired to a record number of viewers on The Disney Channel.
Originally posted 11/19/2007 11:55AM
The prospect of a High School Musical 3 appears to be getting closer and closer to reality.
"I am so very excited," Vanessa Hudgens told PEOPLE backstage at Sunday's American Music Awards in L.A., when asked about returning for the threequel. "To do a third one for the big screen, I can't begin to think how much fun we'll have."
Originally posted 10/08/2007 02:45PM
It would seem that High School Musical's Ashley Tisdale would have no spare time, what with shooting a series of music videos and starring in and producing a movie – but she does.
Originally posted 09/17/2007 07:20AM
He's still in talks to star in the third installation, just don't expect High School Musical star Corbin Bleu at the premiere.
Originally posted 08/24/2007 12:55PM
Here's everybody's chance to catch this week's PEOPLE cover couple in action – and check out the moves Zac Efron makes with Vanessa Hudgens.
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